Modified Gloves Can Help To Reduce The Risk Of Hospital-acquired Infections
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Maxim is the Chief Executive Officer at IP Gloves GmbH and research scientist at the Hannover Medical School.

                       

Modified Gloves Can Help To Reduce The Risk Of Hospital-acquired Infections

About two million hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) occur in the US every year, which leads to up to 100,000 annual deaths. Approximately one-third of these infections may be prevented by infection control measures such as improved hand hygiene. Cross-contamination via the hands of healthcare workers (HCWs) is the most significant source of infection. Therefore, the use of medical gloves as barrier protections against pathogens is recommended. 1-3 Despite the use of medical gloves, HCWs can still contaminate themselves in two cases:...

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